This is one of the most fun quilts you can make!
Have you ever made a Trip Around the World quilt? I feel like most everyone has at this point, but it was still a revelation to me. It was so fast, fun, and SATISFYING!
The OG (original) name of this quilt pattern is “Many Trips Around the World”, which has been adapted by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville to use a tube strip piecing method for increased speed of construction. It’s so fun, and you feel very clever for using such an amazing time-saving trick. You should really go check it out if you haven’t already!
Somewhere in my Scrappy Trip journey, I saw a beautiful version made by Alli of Woodberry Way. I liked how her blocks came together and formed one uninterrupted line of darker fabrics (rather than a clump of four dark blocks as in other quilts that I had seen).
Then Alli’s post lead me to Cynthia’s version of the quilt, where she shared a tutorial on her pressing technique in order to get all seams to nest. Yes please!! #nopinsforlife
For this quilt, I used the Handmade collection from Bonnie and Camille. The colours are so vibrant, and there a nice number of black prints. Perfect for this design!
I quilted it by stitching in the ditch next to all the blocks, which gives the quilt a nice drape and a beautiful grid effect on the back. I would say that this is somewhat of an advanced technique, but is made so much easier with a ditch stitching foot for your sewing machine. Having the right tools makes all the difference!
Photographing red fabric is quite a challenge, but I hope I can convey the depth and beauty of the colours. It’s a real stunner. 🙂
Update: This quilt has now sold, but other listings can be viewed by visiting my Etsy shop. Please contact me if you would like me to create something similar for you or someone you love!
Thanks as always for stopping by!